JAMES CULLEN MCCARTHY

February 8, 2024

JAMES CULLEN MCCARTHY

James Cullen McCarthy – of Arlington, February 8th, 2024 at the age of seventy-one. Beloved son of the late Charles D. and Rose M. (Cullen) McCarthy. Cherished brother of Charles McCarthy, his wife Becky of Abington and Phyllis McCarthy of Swampscott. Loving uncle of Christopher McCarthy, his wife Renee, Katie Schaefer, her husband Adam and Megan McCarthy. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, February 23rd, at 11 a.m., in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn.  Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling hours 9-11 a.m., PRIOR to the Service on Friday. Remembrances may be made to honor James to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.Arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Ma 01801.

James Cullen “Jim” McCarthy passed away after an extended illness at the Kaplan House in Danvers, Thursday, February 8th, 2024.  The beloved son of the late Charles D. and Rose (Cullen) McCarthy, he was seventy-one years of age.

Born in Winchester, Jim was one of three children in his family, all raised in Medford.  He was also a graduate of Medford High School, along with the Class of 1970.  Following high school, Jim continued his education at Northeastern University, receiving his Bachelor’s Degree.

Shortly after graduation, Jim began working at Mass General Hospital and worked in the Operations Department.  With his hard work, dedication and true attention to detail, Jim became the Manager of Operations , which he held throughout many years.  In total Jim had given forty five years of dedicated service there at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Throughout the years Jim was always a very quiet man.  He enjoyed his family, and spent a great deal of time with them.  Three times a year he and his sister Phyllis would travel to Las Vegas, where they really enjoyed themselves with all the fine entertainment to be found there!

Jim enjoyed his retirement, although rather brief. He found it to be quite peaceful and provided him the opportunity to do what he liked to do best …….read!

He was a voracious reader, of many genres, often enjoying a newspaper every now and again.

Very devoted to his family, Jim thoroughly enjoyed spending time with them.  Holidays, graduations, weddings, no matter the occasion, Jim was there and very happy to be a part of it all.

Beloved son of the late Charles D. and Rose M. (Cullen) McCarthy. Cherished brother of Charles McCarthy, his wife Becky of Abington and Phyllis McCarthy of Swampscott. Loving uncle of Christopher McCarthy, his wife Renee, Katie Schaefer, her husband Adam and Megan McCarthy. 

A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, February 23rd, at 11 a.m., in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn.  Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling hours 9-11 a.m., PRIOR to the Service on Friday. Remembrances may be made to honor James to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.Arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Ma 01801.

A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, February 23rd, at 11 a.m., in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn.  Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling hours 9-11 a.m., PRIOR to the Service on Friday. Remembrances may be made to honor James to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. Arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Ma 01801.

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  1. I worked with Jim for several years in the MGH Emergency Department. My fondest memories of a Jim involved sharing good laughs in our conversations that lightened the mood, even in the worst moments. Rest In Peace my friend. John Brennan

  2. I am sorry to hear that Jim suffered recently. I worked with Jim for many many years at MGH. He was very thoughtful in dealing with any situation. He cared about patient care and the staff. He had a great wry understated sense of humor which made him a pleasure to work with.

  3. Frank and Patty Grande

    We send our condolences to Charlie and his family and Phyllis, very sorry for your loss. Jim and I were good friends for a very long time. Will miss his professional conversations, Jim was a true gentleman. Rest in peace forever.

  4. My condolences to Phyllis and charlie. Jimmy was my friend for 55 years.He was a big part of my life.And i will always remember the good times we had.Rest in peace my little brother.

  5. Jimmy you will be missed a lot. I have fond memories of us camping parties and all your funny crazy things. you called me baby ever time you saw me which was a treasure I will always remember. rest in peace you are out of pain now.

  6. I worked with Jim for about 10 years at MGH. He was a great guy and was always fun to be around. I will miss him.

  7. My beautiful friend and brother…you will be missed . Youwere a true fighter and best friend. You will always be in my heart. Love you forever ❤️

  8. Jack and Kellee Fiola

    Our condolences to Phyllis and Charlie and the entire McCarthy family we’re sorry for your loss. To my life long friend I’m going to miss you. Rest in peace my friend.

  9. Maureen Boggiatto

    Sending my condolences to Jimmy’s family, so sorry for your loss. I have been friends with Jim for over 50 years . We had a lot of fun and good times over the years , we had a great group of friends, and Jim was always part of whatever we were doing . Christmas parties, birthday parties , camping trips , drive-in theaters, lakeside vacations, and so much more . Up until about 3 months ago
    Jim continued to join us for lunchtime get togethers , and he enjoyed our time together. Jim was amazingly strong as he dealt with his health issues , he never complained,
    he just kept going as long as he could . He will never be forgotten .
    May he rest in peace , in the hands of our Lord .

  10. I worked with Jim for many years at MGH. Jim was a wonderful person with a great sense of humor. I was a your leader at MGH and I learned a great deal from Jim. He will be missed but never forgotten.

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